Wonderful, Pretty You Layout by Donna Espiritu

Monday, March 11, 2019

Hello, lovely friends! Donna Espiritu here with a new scrapbook layout for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team. I used Paige's Wonderful Layered cut file in my layout and the Whimsical collection. 
I did something that I've never done before... I hand stitched on my layout! Well, I've done some stitching before, but not on a large cut file like this. It took me almost 8 hours! I salute Paige and everyone who hand stitch all the time! Whew!
So, for my layout, I stitched the cut file with two pink colored embroidery threads before backing it with Paper 04Paper 07Paper 09Paper 12Paper 18Paper 22, and Paper 23. Then I used foam tape to mount it on a dark pink paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad. I just used my scissors to cut around the edge. All because matting the cut file on another paper was an afterthought when I realized I wanted to have a contrasting color. Once done, I adhered it in the middle of a white cardstock background splattered on some watercolors.
I placed my black and white converted photo on the topmost part of the layout which I also mounted with foam tape. Then I added clusters of embellishments like Floral Die CutsEphemera Die Cuts, a Tassel Paper ClipButterfly CharmFoam Mini Thickers, and Rub-Ons, creating a visual triangle. This is my go-to design idea most of the time. It is balanced and visually interesting. Then, I scattered some Enamel Shapes for the final touch.
That's all from me today! I hope you liked my layout and it inspired you to create something. Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!

SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 04Paper 07Paper 09Paper 12Paper 18Paper 22Paper 2312x12 Paper PadFloral Die CutsEphemera Die CutsTassel Paper ClipButterfly CharmFoam Mini ThickersRub-Onswhite cardstockwatercolors; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Wonderful Layered by Paige Evans
Blog: Scrappy Donna / Instagram: @iampinay25 / YouTube: Donna Espiritu / Facebook: DesignsByDonnaEspiritu

1 comment

  1. This is STUNNING!!!!! LOVING that title work, the stitching and the colors!!!!!!!!


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